At Cathedral School we have lots of links with our local community. Not only do we visit people and places around us, but often visitors come to share their knowledge ideas with us at school. Here are some examples events that have happened in and around school recently.
Our Toddler group runs once a week on a Tuesday morning. Parents/Careers and younger siblings join together to play and learn together whilst getting to know some of the staff at Cathedral School. It gives us all a great opportunity to communicate and learn more about each other and the school.
Visit from Junior Doctors January 2016
In January we had a visit from a group of Junior Doctors. They ran a workshop for parents about basic first aid for children as well as spending time with Year 5 and Year 6 discussing how adults might administer first aid and about careers in medicine. Click here to read more about their visit.
Road Safety Week 2015
As well as learning about Road Safety in school we also welcomed a local Road Safety Officer into school to help us understand how to stay safe when we are out and about.
Menier Theatre February 2016
Class 3 were lucky enough to work with some directors from the Minear Chocolate Factory Theatre. In order to produce a final production, on stage in a real theater they looked into themes in the production Funny Girl (which is currently on at the Menier Theater) and working towards creating our own composition. They discussed what makes us laugh and we explored activities to show how we work as a team on stage as well as careers in acting and what it takes to be an actor or director.
Links to the World Community: A visit from Bishop Godfrey November 2015
The school warmly welcomed Bishop Godfrey as he and his wife Albertina visited the school on their visit to Southwark from the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe.
Bishop Godfrey led assembly and told the pupils that the situation at Daramombe Primary School has become more stable. He mentioned that Daramombe had recently won an award for inclusion and that the headteacher, Denford Chuma, had worked very hard towards it.
Bishop Godfrey , Albertina and Father Stephen then toured the school with Mr Scott and they commented on the peaceful atmosphere, the wonderful displays and the interactive teaching. They later discussed how we will keep the links with Daramombe strong.
Links to the World Community: International Evening 2015
This sell-out evening was an opportunity to celebrate our wonderfully diverse school community through song, drama, dance, music and spoken word. The performances were extremely accomplished and included African drumming, Scottish dancing, a lesson in Tamil, a French song, a recital of an ancient Egyptian text as will as Azonto dancing, some instrumental performances and a performance from the Cathedral School Choir.
International Evening is also an opportunity to get together as a school community and taste a variety of foods from around the world, many thanks to all of the parents and staff who provided the food for the interval.
All the staff at Cathedral are incredibly proud of the children and believe that International Evening is an important way to showcase the quality of our arts provision. It is also a chance to demonstrate our commitment to developing International links and celebrate our own diverse community.
Visits to the local Synagogue Autumn 2015
We always enjoy learning about the different faiths celebrated in our local community. World Faiths week, celebrated in September, is one way of learning about and understanding diversity. We also enjoy trips within the local community, such as a visit to a local Synagogue.